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  • iRex DR800S ebook reader   review
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    iRex DR800S ebook reader review

    By 5 March 2010

    On first impressions, the DR800S (on sale from www.libresco.com) does an uncanny impression of a paperback. It’s got an 8-inch screen – that’s only a couple of inches bigger than the 6-inch norm, but it hits the sweetspot; it has almost twice the...

  • iRex announces DR800S ereader for Euro launch
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    iRex announces DR800S ereader for Euro launch

    By 13 January 2010

    iRex Technologies has announced the retail availability in the UK and Europe of its DR800S ebook reader, with the news it will go on sale direct from 18 January for 499 euros or £449, compared to the US price tag of $399. The 8.1-inch touchscreen device...

  • iRex forms content deals
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    iRex forms content deals

    By 19 October 2009

    iRex has announced that it has formed a couple of content partnerships that'll give owners of its devices something to read. The e-reader manufacturer, which recently launched the DR800SG to generally favourable reviews, has formed deals with NewspaperDirect...

  • Barnes and Noble to announce new e-Reader
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    Barnes and Noble to announce new e-Reader

    By 14 October 2009

    Barnes & Noble will announced details of its own e-Reader next week, the company has confirmed. Invites are slowly making their way to journalists asking them to join them to a "major event in the company's history". The Wall Street Journal has already...

  • iRex and Barnes and Noble announce ebook team up
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    iRex and Barnes and Noble announce ebook team up

    By 25 August 2009

    iRex and Barnes & Noble have announced that when iRex launches its consumer ebook reader in the States later this year, it will include access to the Barnes & Noble eBookstore. This will give users of the device access to more than 750,000 titles, including...

  • iRex announces support for Adobe Reader Mobile 9
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    iRex announces support for Adobe Reader Mobile 9

    By 20 February 2009

    iRex Technologies has announced that it has reached agreement with Adobe to license the Reader Mobile 9 SDK, providing support for the PDF and EPUB file formats plus support for Adobe's content protection technology which it will offer on its iRex DR1000...

  • Five alternatives to the Amazon Kindle
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    Five alternatives to the Amazon Kindle

    By 9 February 2009

    Amazon might be about to update the Kindle today in New York, but that doesn't help UK readers wanting to go digital. What are the alternatives? Here are five that will let you carry more books in your bag than you've probably got room for on your bookshelf....

  • iRex 1000 series digital reader launches
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    iRex 1000 series digital reader launches

    By 22 September 2008

    iRex Technologies has officially launched the iRex 1000 series Digital Reader. iRex currently offers the iLiad and iLiad Book Edition for consumers, but says the new device is aimed at business professionals. The iRex 1000 series is said to offer "superior...

  • iRex to launch new e-book reader
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    iRex to launch new e-book reader

    By 19 September 2008

    iRex is currently running a teaser on its site for a new product to launch on 22 September with the tagline "seeing is believing". According to Forbes, the company is to launch an "evolved" e-book reader dubbed the iRex Reader 1000. Aimed at business...

  • PHOTO: Sony Reader in red
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    PHOTO: Sony Reader in red

    By 28 July 2008

    Here's a pic of Sony's special edition red Reader that will come pre-loaded in the States with the new ebook reading software. Here in the UK, the Reader has gone on pre-order for £199 at Waterstones.

  • Sony takes Reader open with more format support
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    Sony takes Reader open with more format support

    By 24 July 2008

    Sony has announced that its Reader digital book - soon to launch in the UK - will be the first ebook reading device to support the EPUB format, the International Digital Publishing Forum’s XML-based standard format for digital books and publications....

  • Sony Reader to get UK launch
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    Sony Reader to get UK launch

    By 23 July 2008

    Beating Amazon's Kindle to the UK market, Sony has announced the launch of its new Reader that will go on sale in Britain in conjunction with Waterstones. The second-gen gadget from Sony, the PRS-505 Reader is smaller than a hardback, has memory to store...

  • Amazon prepping next-gen Kindles
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    Amazon prepping next-gen Kindles

    By 16 July 2008

    Although here in the UK we are yet to be graced with even the first Amazon Kindle electronic book reader, reports are coming in suggesting the e-commerce company is prepping two new, next-gen models of the device. Crunchgear has it from an Amazon insider...

  • COMMENT: Are e-books finally challenging the paperback?
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    COMMENT: Are e-books finally challenging the paperback?

    By 4 July 2008

    With the announcement that universities in the US are looking to distribute textbooks via e-books rather than the tower of paper we were all used to, is it time for the e-book to make its way into the mainstream? But who are the runners and riders, what...

  • Borders launching iLiad e-book reader
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    Borders launching iLiad e-book reader

    By 7 May 2008

    Borders has announced that it has teamed up with Philips off-shoot iRex Technologies to sell the newly introduced iLiad Book Edition e-book reader in some of its stores. Borders will be the first high street retailer in the UK to showcase the product,...